the give & the take.

It is so easy to explain happiness! Here, I will show you. I am so happy because my book came out on Tuesday. It was the most perfect day. We woke early and S rolled over and said something like, is there anyone in this bedroom that had a book come out today? and I pretended not […]

hothotheat

The things that break my heart are unpredictable and strange. They aren’t obvious or loud. They aren’t the things you might expect. They’re small things. Words on a page. Words are never very long. A grown up man working in a teenage girls’ department store. The specific stillness of an apartment between the hours of […]

spain in black and white.

I find the rolls of film in a desk drawer. I’ve been moving around a lot- New York to Connecticut to Scotland to Los Angeles- and things are resurfacing. Lost things are being found. Two rolls of black and white film. I think they’re both from Edinburgh and so I’m not in a rush to […]

photo diary/ the louvre.

photographs taken at the Louvre in Paris, France with a Minolta X-700 works of art, in order: 1 & 2: The Winged Victory of Samothrace, artist unknown 3: Mona Lisa by Da Vinci 4: Venus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch 5: St. Mary Magdalene, attributed to Gregor Erhart 6: Portrait of Madame Recamier by Jacques Louis David

photo story/ borghese hermaphroditus

The Louvre was enormous and impossible to navigate. My brother held the map and led us to the main attractions: The Mona Lisa, St. Mary Magdalene, Venus de Milo. We passed Sleeping Hermaphroditos by mistake. The mattress, carved by Bernini, looks anything but stone-like. You want to touch it. You want to confirm its hardness. […]

photo story/ coffee shop.

I took this photo the second summer I lived in New York. I’d just picked up my film camera again after many many years of neglect. I had basically no idea how to use it, aside for being able to read a light meter. This is still one of my favorite photographs from the four […]